DENTAL IMPLANTS, DENTURES, PARTIALS ARE USED TO
- Replace a missing tooth
- Restore your ability to bite and chew
- Improve your speech
- Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position.
FIXED BRIDGES (NON-REMOVABLE)
When several teeth in a row are missing, they can be replaced by a bridge anchored to implants. An implant is not needed for each tooth being replaced. Three or four teeth can be replaced with just two dental implants for support. Dental implant dentures are strong and can support the biting forces of several teeth when they are anchored together.
When a number of teeth are missing a removable partial denture supported by implants can be made. This eliminates the metal clasps associated with partial dentures. Many teeth can be replaced with a minimum number of implants. The implants prevent the partial denture from moving around or coming loose. The remaining teeth are protected because the partial denture does not clasp on them with wires.
Bridges are natural-looking tooth replacements that help maintain facial structure, reduce stress on the jaw and fill in the gaps caused by missing teeth. Fixed bridges are cemented to the existing teeth and do not come out.